My day job is at a major children’s hospital in London. I’m a born and bred Londoner on a running and fitness journey. London is the best city in the world, but of course, I would say that.
To be a good runner you need to be flexible, fast and fit. Sometimes you can put in all the miles on the road and forget everything else. Break the trend at the new face of fitness, 1Rebel, one of London’s coolest exercise studios.
Prepare yourself for an intense 45 minutes. Exertion that you never thought possible. This sweaty group exercise class is designed to condition and resculpt selected muscle-groups.
King George V
Home to some of the latest and greatest international modern and contemporary art, Tate Modern is one of most striking venues in London.
Take a stroll and lose yourself as you wander through the vast display spaces of the Turbine Hall and The Tanks. It’s not all about the views inside the building. Head to the viewing level for one of the best panoramic views in town.
A foodies delight, enjoy exploring this culinary mecca for brunch. Borough Market is the home of great coffee, cake and cheese to name just a few. As well as refuelling at one of the many food stalls, this is the perfect place to pick up some of the freshest produce in the city for tea.
Borough Market trading has been taking place on this very spot since 12th Century.
St Paul’s Cathedral
One of the most famous and recognisable sights of London, St Paul’s Cathedral has been dominating the city’s skyline with its iconic dome for over 300 years. Having hosted some of the most prestigious religious ceremonies in British history, this is a an architectural masterpiece from Sir Christopher Wren.
The Cathedral is easily accessible from Southbank – just head across Millennium Bridge to see it in all its glory.
Some of the greatest sights in the city lie on the south of the river – if you’re into the arts there is no greater place to be. With world-class arts venues such as the Southbank Centre, National Theatre and BFI Film Theatre it’s easy to see why many Londoners choose to waste away their summer evenings on the banks of the Thames.
If you prefer to take a walk on the quieter side, then take an early morning jog down Southbank for a closer look at iconic landmarks like the London Eye and Big Ben.